No one says public speaking is easy, but if you don’t overcome your fear of public speaking and challenge yourself in front of a large crowd of audiences and judges, the chances are it’s hard to improve yourself.
The 2nd Annual America’s Future Public Speaking Contest was successfully held at the Pender Professional Center in Virginia on April 28th. More than 20 contestants from DMV areas competed in Junior, Intermediate and Senior age groups in both prepared and impromptu speech categories. Judges from toastmaster groups were invited to grade the performance of each contestant.
According to the organizer, Washington Chinese Media, this is the second time the event was organized by the company, and certainly not the last. The purpose of the contest is to create a competitive public speaking platform for students grown up in the bi-lingual families, raising awareness of the importance of leadership and communication skill development among Asian families who are known for their excellence in STEM-related fields.
The winners of all age groups are:
|1st Place||2nd Place||3rd Place|
|Junior Group||Catherine Xiao||Arthur Ding||Richard Lu|
|Intermediate Group||Stella Xu||Eileen Yan||Alex Ning|
|Senior Group||Thomas Lu||Phillip Yan||Hanna Lu|
All contestants received a participation certificate, the winners of the contest received trophies and prize for their outstanding performance.
The event was well supported by many local sponsors, such as Hope Chinese School, American Chinese School, Oakton Academy, BrightSpeaking.com, LeadToSpeak.com, TransPacific Communications, and American Chinese Cultural and Economical Exchange Association.
Washington Chinese Media will continue to promote and support youth leadership development program among Asian American students.